How to remove grease stains from microwave?
Wiping out the microwave after every use helps prevent grease buildup.
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The microwave oven is a practically indispensable tool in the modern kitchen. Microwave ovens make fast work of defrosting frozen items and heating or reheating entrees, snacks and leftovers. Many people tend to take this fast, convenient appliance for granted, however, forgetting to clean it after every use. It doesn’t take long before baked food and grease build up in the oven, including the ceiling. Not only does a dirty ceiling mar the appliance’s appearance, but it can create unpleasant kitchen odors and even affect the machine’s efficiency. You can easily make your own safe and effective microwave oven degreaser to avoid the use of harsh and potentially toxic commercial cleaners.
Make a homemade cleaning and deodorizing solution by mixing 2 tablespoons of baking soda with 2 cups of water in a 4-cup-capacity microwave-safe clear glass bowl. Alternatively, combine 1 tablespoon of baking soda with 1/2 cup of white vinegar and 1 cup of water. You can also slice a lemon and place the two halves in 2 cups of water. Place the uncovered glass bowl containing any one of these solutions in the microwave. Cook on high for several minutes or just until the water begins to boil and the microwave’s window becomes steamy. Allow the bowl to remain in the microwave for 15 minutes, keeping the door closed to allow the steam to soften any food deposits.
Open the microwave and carefully remove the bowl, using potholders to protect your hands. Dip a nonabrasive sponge into the cleaning solution and use it to wipe up loosened grease on the microwave ceiling. If the ceiling is very dirty, periodically rinse out the sponge and apply fresh cleaning solution.
Inspect the ceiling of the microwave for any remaining baked-on food or grease stains. Wring out a dishcloth in hot water and place a small amount of dishwashing liquid on one section of the cloth. Use this to scrub away tough grease spots on the ceiling. Use a clean damp cloth to perform a final rinse of the entire ceiling.